EU Film Festival
EU Film Festival 2023
January 20 – 27, 2023
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Featuring 2022-23 MEETEU Emerging EU Filmmaker—Vida Skerk
An Uncertain Border (Un Confine Incerto)
COUNTRY: Italy (2019)
DIRECTOR: Isabella Sandri
A young police officer chases a child kidnapper through Europe – has she lost her way or is she really close to finding the girl that was kidnapped 6 years ago?
I Never Cry (Jak Najdalej Stad)
COUNTRY: Poland (2020)
DIRECTOR: Piotr Domalewski
Ola, a seventeen-year-old, sets off to a foreign country on her own. It turns out to be the trip of her lifetime, where she tries to reconnect with her estranged father, comes to know a different world and changes her approach to life.
Let There Be Light (Nech J Svetlo)
COUNTRY: Slovakia (2019)
DIRECTOR: Marko Skop
Milan (40) has three children and does construction work in Germany in order to provide for his family in Slovakia. While visiting his home over Christmas he discovers that his eldest son Adam is a member of a para-military youth group. The boy is involved in bullying and the death of a class-mate. The father has to decide what to do. In this process, along with his wife, he comes to discover the real truth about their son, their family, themselves and the community around them.
Lola (Lola Vers La Mer)
COUNTRY: France (2019)
DIRECTOR: Laurent Micheli
Lola, 18 years old, bleach blonde hair, lives in a foster home with Samir, her only friend. Impulsive and lonely, she is trying to get her diploma as a veterinary assistant. When her mother passes away, her father Phillip makes sure that Lola will miss the ceremony. Two years before that, Philip was throwing her out of the family home: at the time, Lola was still Lionel – Philippe is determined to fulfill Catherine’s last wish: to be dispersed to the North Sea, in the dunes of her childhood home. Lola on the other hand is furious against her father, but she will not leave her mother alone in this last journey. So they take off together, both unwilling to share a car but determined to take Catherine home.
Eternal Winter (Örök Tél)
COUNTRY: Hungary (2018)
DIRECTOR: Attila Szász
The true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labor camp.
Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush (Rabiye Kurnaz gegen George W. Bush)
COUNTRY: Germany (2022)
DIRECTOR: Andreas Dresden
Desperate to help her son, Rabiye Kurnaz, a housewife and loving mother from Bremen, goes to the police, notifies authorities and almost despairs at their impotence and in the end, against all the odds, something truly remarkable happens.
*This film will only be screened at the University of Pittsburgh*
Schoolgirls (Las Niñas)
COUNTRY: Spain (2020)
DIRECTOR: Pilar Palomero
A story of Celia, an 11-year-old girl who studies at a nuns’ school in 1992. Celia is a good girl; she is a responsible student and a considerate daughter. The arrival of a new classmate will open a little window through which Celia will discover a whole new world. Together with her new friend and some older girls, Celia will enter a new stage of her life: adolescence, the stage of first-times. Her body needs to experiment, try new things, and stop being a little girl, even if that entails confronting her mother and everything that meant comfort and security.
The Raven and the Seagull (LYKKELÆNDER)
COUNTRY: Denmark (2018)
DIRECTOR: Lasse Lau
The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is full of fantasy and myths. And these are exactly what Danish artist Lasse Lau reflects upon—and in turn documents—in his first feature-length film.
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Looking back at our 2021-22 EU Film Festival
Our 2021-22 film festival ran from Friday, January 28 – Thursday, February 3, 2022:
Films funded by the EU by EU filmmakers, with workshops, filmmakers panels, highlights from the 2021-22 Short Film Competition, and more! Featuring the 2021-22 MEETEU Emerging EU Filmmaker, Simon Elvås.
Full Schedule and Ticketing Information can be found at https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/film-festival
Streaming Films (all days)
My Brother Chases Dinosaurs
2019: Italy, France
DIRECTOR: Stephano Cipani
(A special virtual screening for K-12 students will be offered Wednesday, February 2, at 10 a.m. EST.)
DIRECTOR: Gianni Amelio
DIRECTOR: Agnieszka Holland
DIRECTOR: Andreas Voigt
2018: Portugal, France, Brazil
2021 MEET EU Short Film featuring A Swedish Defense
and submissions from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida youth
DIRECTOR: Simon Elvås